Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Related Party Transaction

Related Party Transaction
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2022
Related Party Transactions [Abstract]  
Related Party Transaction

Note 13 — Related Party Transaction

 Schedule of Related Party Transaction

    Due to/from Related Parties as of June 30, 2022  
ZASH Global Media     15,387,276  
Other     28,860  
Balance, June 30, 2022   $ 15,416,136  


As of June 30, 2022, the Company has provided ZASH with cash advances of $15,387,276 for the purpose  of funding ZASH Global Media.


ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation


As of June 30, 2022, Lomotif owed ZASH $2,500,000 in original principal amount under two promissory notes. In addition, ZASH owed the Company $18,451,250 in original principal amount under six promissory notes. Our Executive Chairman, Roderick Vanderbilt, co-founded ZASH on December 14, 2020, and previously served as the President of ZASH. He resigned from ZASH on January 5, 2021, and an amendment was filed with the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware. He has a pre-existing personal and business relationship with the current controlling shareholder of ZASH and ZVV manager, Theodore Farnsworth. On October 1, 2021, ZASH, ZVV, and AdRizer entered into a letter of intent (as amended, the “LOI”), which contemplated the acquisition by ZASH or ZVV of all of the outstanding equity interests of AdRizer. On February 11, 2022, the Company, ZASH and ZVV entered into an Assignment and Assumption Agreement whereby ZASH and ZVV assigned to the Company, and the Company assumed, all of the rights and obligations of ZASH and ZVV under the LOI, in consideration of a cash payment by the Company to ZASH of $6.75 million upon the closing of the acquisition, which occurred on February 11, 2022 (See Note 3- Acquisitions and Divestitures).


On June 29, 2022, the Company and ZVV entered into a Secured Promissory Note (the “Note”) in the original principal amount of $56,955,167 (eliminated in consolidation as a VIE), which original principal amount has previously been loaned by the Company to ZVV to support Lomotif and other ZVV business ventures and projects. Pursuant to the Note, ZVV can borrow up to an aggregate principal amount of $70,000,000 and will use the proceeds from loans drawn under the Note to support the business of Lomotif and other ZVV business ventures and projects. The Note becomes due and payable in full by ZVV on June 30, 2024, and carries interest at a rate per annum equal to five percent (5%).


In connection with the Note, on the Issue Date, the Company and ZVV entered into that certain Security and Pledge Agreement (the “Security Agreement”). Pursuant to the Security Agreement and to provide security for ZVV’s repayment of all loans under the Note, ZVV granted, among other things, a second priority security interest and lien upon all of ZVV’s property to the Company.


Magnifi U, Inc.


On October 12, 2021, ZVV entered into a promissory note (the “Magnifi U Note”) with Magnifi U, pursuant to which ZVV loaned Magnifi U $1,500,000. The Magnifi U Note bears interest at 3% annually and Magnifi U is obligated to pay the full amount of principal and interest in one balloon payment on October 12, 2023. Our director, Vinco employee, and member of the board of managers of ZVV, Lisa King, is the founder of Magnifi U and serves as its chief executive officer. ZASH has an 8% ownership interest in Magnifi U resulting from its equity investment of $2,411,140 in Magnifi U, with an obligation to fund a total of $5,000,000 for a total of 15% equity.


As of June 30, 2022, Lisa King had one member of her extended family working at Magnifi U with an annual salary in excess of $100,000, and Ted Farnsworth had one member of his extended family working at Vinco Ventures and/or ZASH with an annual salary in excess of $100,000.


PZAJ Holdings LLC


As of June 30, 2022, Ted Farnsworth held the position of Initial Chairman of the Board of Managers at PZAJ Holdings, LLC.



Brian Hart


Prior to appointment as a member of Board of Directors of the Company, Mr. Hart previously provided consulting services to the Company earlier in 2022 pursuant to which he received $90,000 in compensation pursuant to which he has been paid in full before September 27, 2022. Mr. Hart is no longer providing consulting services to the Company as of that date and will not provide any such services so long as he serves as director of the Company.